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New build 2k system

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April 17, 2009 4:26:50 AM

So ive picked out some items and im looking to where i can save some money and maybe get a better type of cpu cooler. I dont know much about the cpu coolers that are available. also the power supply? is it to much if i plan on getting another video card later down the road?

Also if you think i can use something thats not on this list let me know. 2k is not the only amount i have but i dont want to spend to much more :pt1cable:
DVD RW 24.99
Case 69.99
hard drive 69.99
monitor 249.99
video card 269.99
sound card 89.99
power supply 149.99
memory 94.00
mobo 328.99
cpu 288.99
windows vista 99.99
compound grease 8.99

total 1745.89
tax 161.49
shipping 39.02
total total 1946.40

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April 17, 2009 5:47:56 AM

This cpu cooler comes well recommended

Xigmatek Dark Knight $40

Spend an extra $5 and get the WD black

WD Black 640gb $75

That graphics card definitely does not need an 850W power supply

Corsair 650W PSU $95 - More than enough for a single card

Corsair 750W PSU $120 - Enough power and 4x PCI-E connectors if you plan on adding a 2nd card later for sli

In my opinion, you could ditch the sound card. Onboard sound is plenty good for most purposes
If you wanted to save a few bucks, you could go for DDR3-1333 memory, its not slower by a noticeable amount
April 17, 2009 6:43:20 AM

I agree with irkjab that 850W is useless unless you plan to add another GPU
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April 17, 2009 9:43:58 PM

evongugg said:
If you get the Xigmatek Dark Knight, which is an excellent cooler, also the get the bolt-on kit. Push pins are a pain.

No - the dark knight comes with the both through kit for LGA 775/1366.
You do not need to purchase it separately.
a b ) Power supply
April 18, 2009 12:11:09 AM

I'm not a rocket scientist but I'm going to guess seeing how the OP has a x58 board in his build, a gtx 275, and a 850w psu that he's leaving the door open for SLI later on down the road. Why am I the only one on this thread that see's this ...or should I post a link to a 550w psu ?
April 18, 2009 7:44:58 AM

why_me, yes thats what im thinking. what do you think about the psu being 850 overkill or needed?
a b ) Power supply
April 18, 2009 7:52:52 AM

darthwiz67 said:
why_me, yes thats what im thinking. what do you think about the psu being 850 overkill or needed?

Not at all. If you had gtx 260's in SLI then the 750w would do just fine. For gtx 285's you want a 850w. Seeing how the gtx 275 sits right in between those two cards power consumption wise, I would say better to go high then low. 850w seems to be the perfect choice for this build.